martes, 12 de julio de 2016

Oldest human settlement uncovered in Persian Gulf



QESHM, Jul. 09 (MNA) – Archaeological excavations have uncovered mid-Paleolithic stone tools in Qeshm Island.

Seyyed Morteza Rahmati told Mehr News cultural heritage correspondent on Saturday that during last glacial period, Qeshm had been connected to mainland Iran by a thick layer of ice; “during investigations in Roof of the Qeshm in June in the vicinity of Tabl and Salkh villages, we found pebble tools finely cut by hand; these included simple cut and variety of main rock; the pebbles used in choppers are flint and igneous rocks; the method of removing flakes which is Oldowan, shows stone tools belonging to mid-Paleolithic era,” he detailed.

“Preliminary examinations supports the hypothesis that the field had been a stone-tool making workshop, since the abundance of pebbles in the site gave the humans possibility to make stone tools mainly to be used places beyond the immediate borders of the Island,” Rahmati told Mehr News correspondent. [...] Mehr News Agency


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